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Reply To A Note From Captain Riddell

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

Dear Sir, at onie time or tide
I'd rather sit wi' you than ride,
Tho' 'twere wi' royal Geordie:
And trowth! your kindness soon and late
Aft gars me to mysel look blate --
The Lord in Heaven reward ye!

 

Dear Sir, at any time or tide
I would rather sit with you than ride,
Though it were with royal Geordie (King George):
And truth! your kindness soon and late
Often makes me to myself look sheepish -
The Lord in Heaven reward you!

 

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